Ellis joined Professional Adviser three years ago as a reporter and was promoted to news editor in March. His recent innovations include a popular weekly podcast exploring the key challenges facing financial advisers and fresh opportunities for them to grow their business. He will succeed Julian Marr, PA’s editor since 2016, on August 18, 2019.
Ellis said: “I’m honoured to be taking over as editor of PA. Julian has done an outstanding job not only developing the brand but also nurturing me and the team over the last three years. I’m excited to build on his excellent work.
“It’s been fantastic working with financial advisers and I’m fully committed to supporting them. We will endeavour to cover the issues most important to our readers and provide them with the valuable information they need to succeed and grow.”
Incisive Media’s group editorial director Adrian Barrick commented: “Tom is clearly one of our rising stars and he takes over at a time when Professional Adviser is flourishing both editorially and commercially. With his fresh ideas and infectious energy, Tom will provide the editorial impetus we need to sustain this momentum.”
Kevin Sinclair, managing director of Incisive Media’s finance division, said: “Professional Adviser is one of our best performing brands and I’m delighted that we’ve appointed a new editor who has already demonstrated the ability to capture the imagination of financial advisers, which is so vital to our commercial success.”
Launched in 2001, Professional Adviser serves financial advisers and paraplanners across the UK. Professional Adviser’s website provides news, analysis and expert opinion on investment solutions, business development opportunities, the impact of new technology, and broader industry trends.
PA also publishes a bi-monthly magazine – Multi-Asset Review (MAR) – and runs a portfolio of events for the IFA community including the annual PA360 – now in its third year – the Professional Adviser Awards, the Multi Asset Roadshows, breakfast briefings and the Women in Financial Advice Awards.